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How do I do […] on CoderPad?

If you’re new to CoderPad, please take a quick look through our getting started guides at the bottom of this page! They will get you on the right track and answer many of your questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question in the guides, we’re happy to help at support@coderpad.io.

How long are my interviews stored for?

We store interviews forever and you can review them as many times as you like. Code is recorded keystroke by keystroke, and execution output is also saved.

What can candidates see / Can candidates return to the interview after it’s over?

Candidates can’t see any sensitive information on the interviewer side, including your question library or private notes. Once you end the interview, if a candidate returns to that page, they are shown a notice explaining that the interview is over and its contents have been made private.

Do you have [language] or [library]?

You can find information about the languages we support and the available libraries on our Languages page.

Is there a long-term contract or commitment to CoderPad?

No, you pay only one month at a time. Once you sign up for a paid plan on our website, you will be billed monthly on the same day every month. You can cancel your paid account at any time under Billing by switching to the Free plan or by contacting us. Please keep in mind we do not offer refunds for unused partial months.

How many pads do I have left / When will my interview quota refresh?

Your quota refreshes at end of day on the date listed on your Usage page. That page also shows the number of pads you have remaining until your next refresh.

Is deleting a pad permanent / Will deleting a pad return it to my quota?

Deleting a pad is permanent! Please only use the delete button if you’re certain you and everyone at your company will never need to access this pad again. Deleted pads are not returned to your quota.

We’re doing more / fewer interviews than we used to. How can I get the right size plan?

Under Billing, an account owner can choose a larger or smaller plan that better fits your company’s needs. You will be charged a prorated amount for the percentage of the month you use each plan. If you’ve outgrown our self-serve plans, please email support@coderpad.io to request information on Enterprise plans.

Is there a free plan?

There’s a free plan! If you sign up for a trial but do not upgrade, you will be automatically enrolled in our Free plan, which provides two free pads per month. These sessions are automatically ended after a few days. The Free plan also allows unlimited use of the practice Sandbox.

FAQs for Candidates

Do candidates have to register an account or pay to use CoderPad?

Candidates never have to register or pay to participate in a CoderPad interview. You also have unlimited use of our free practice Sandbox.

How do I turn on/off Vim mode, code autocomplete, auto-close brackets, change font or tab size, etc?

You can change editor settings using the Settings menu. Look for “Settings” in the bottom right corner of any pad or in the Sandbox.

Why wasn’t I able to run code during an interview?

Some companies disable code execution during an interview to reduce emphasis on fixing minor typos, and instead focus on big picture thinking. If you see only one pane instead of two and “Execution Disabled” in the top left corner, that means code execution is disabled.

Do you have code autocompletion for [language]?

Check out the language you’re interested in on our Languages page - we specify whether autocomplete is enabled.

Technical Details

What are the memory, disk, or network limits placed on pad containers?

Currently, containers are given 512mb of RAM, and the equivalent of two cores for 5 seconds, and one core thereafter.

Data transmitted by your program over the internet is limited to 0.75mb.

Are there size restrictions on custom databases?

You can upload up to 5mb of raw SQL to create your custom database.